not go far

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not go far

To not last for very long; to not be adequate for what is needed. I think you should have brought more cash; $50 doesn't go very far in this city! All the aunts, uncles, and cousins will be coming, so I one pot of chili won't go far.
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not go ˈfar


1 (of money) not be enough to buy a lot of things: $20 doesn’t go very far these days.
2 (of a supply of something) not be enough for what is needed: One loaf won’t go far among ten people.
See also: far, not
References in classic literature ?
This is all very well, Mr Nickleby, and very proper, so far as it goes--so far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough.
SCOTLAND'S new social security system will pass its first hurdle today despite claims the package doesn't go far enough.
JOHN O'LEARY backs the Special Congress motion on kickouts - but says it doesn't go far enough.
The Spanish data protection authority said that Facebook's privacy policy contains "generic and unclear terms," and doesn't go far enough to collect the consent of its users.
I read Korwin's articles with great interest, and one of his latest (Gun Rights, "A Dangerous Precedent," Sept/ Oct 2016) is a good article but it doesn't go far enough.
VICKY Shaw's advice for a fresh financial start for 2016 has a lot of merit but doesn't go far enough.
But a charity has warned the Public Health (Wales) Bill doesn't go far enough to help people suffering from chronic bowel conditions.
Some critics argue that its plan to cut emissions by 32 per cent only targets coal power and doesn't go far enough to stall climbing temperatures.
Jesse Cardinal, co-ordinator of Keepers of the Athabasca, said the restriction doesn't go far enough as it does not apply to major Athabasca waters users Shell, Syncrude and Suncor.
The reform doesn't go far enough in ordering the protection of privacy of average citizens.
The Welsh Labour Government's current business rate relief scheme is wholly inadequate, doesn't go far enough and must be extended.
Pilot Larry Welk said that the law was "arbitrary legislation," while John Bailey of the Helicopter Noise Coalition says the law doesn't go far enough and criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for not backing a tougher law.
And while that's a welcome move in the right direction, in our view it doesn't go far enough.
Conference of Catholic Bishops says the accommodation doesn't go far enough, and will continue court challenges.
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